Long Scout Rally At Cisco, Texas

June 14 - 15, 1927

Lake Cisco June 14, 1927

Lone Scout Rally At Cisco

May 19,1927

Local Tribe Sponsors Rally at Lake Cisco on June 14th and 15th - Great Time Anticipated

The program for the two day Lone Scout rally will be held at Lake Cisco, June 14 and 15th has just been completed and was handed to the Record by Clark Coursey, local tribe chief.  The Rising Star tribe, known as the Tejas Indians, is sponsoring the rally and both Lone and Boy Scouts from all over the state and even other states are expected to attend.
The following data and program is furnished the Record:
The first annual West Texas Lone Scout rally will be held at Lake Cisco, Cisco, Texas on June 14-15.  All Texas Lone Scout should be there, out-of-state scouts heartily welcome.  All boys, including Boy Scouts are invited.
The rally grounds have been secured at the lake and preparations are going forward to make the rally a big success.  The following program should afford plenty of amusement for everybody.
June 14 -
Tuesday Morning
10:00 to 11:00 - Registration and getting acquainted
11:00 to 12:00 - Speeches, talks and addresses
12:00 to 1:00 - Noon hour.
Tuesday evening
1:00 to 5:00 - Contests.
1. Knot tying
2. Fire Building
3. Observation
5:00 to 6:00 - Supper
6:00 to 10:30 - Pow-wow.
10:30 - Turn in.
June 15 -
Wednesday morning
7:00 to 8:00 - Breakfast
8:00 to 9:00 - Poetry and Essay contest
9:00 to 12:00 Contests
1.  220 yard dash
2.  100 yard dash
3.  Pole vault
4.  Broad jump
5.  High jump
12:00 to 1:00 - Dinner
1:00 to 2:00 - After noon speeches toasts, etc.
2:00 to 3:00 - Wrestling and boxing contests
3:00 to 4:30 - Rifle Marksmanship contest
4:30 to 5:00 - Swimming Sprint
5:00 - Leave taking
If you are interested in joining the Lone Scouts or interested in the rally write Clark Coursey, Rising Star, Texas

The Rally Itself

Lone Scouts Enjoy Meet
Although Crowd Small
Thanks Cisco C. of C.
(By a Member)

The West Texas Lone Scout Conference which was held at Lake Cisco and sponsored by the local organization June 14-15, proved to be quite a success, although there were not many out of town scouts present.

The rally began early Tuesday morning and the scouts were busy all morning getting acquainted with other Lone Scouts.  At 12 o'clock a good luncheon was enjoyed by all. The contests began at 1:30.  The local boys showed good work in all the contests and several ribbons were taken off by them.  Weldon Woodward of this city was the first high point man by having made a larger score in the contests.  Weldon carried off three first places in the 220 and 100 yard dash and hammer throw; four second place ribbons in knot tying, broad jump, and observation and rifle marksmanship; and one third place ribbon in fire building.

Clark Coursey, chief of the local tribe carried off three second place ribbons and three third place ribbons in the various contests.

Harry Wiginton carried off one first, second and third place ribbons.

James Tomlinson was third high point man.  James carried off three first place ribbons in poetry, broad jump, and in fire building; one second place ribbon in high jump and the third places in boat racing, 100 yard dash and hammer throw.
Elbrige Allgood carried off one first and second place ribbon and Tilman Bryant carried off one third place in marksmanship.
Tuesday night was fun night.  We had a large program and plenty of scout talks by various scouts.  The following program was carried out:

Opening address, Walter Tomlinson
Talk, Roy DeMent
Talk, James Tomlinson
Address, Weldon Woodward
Address, Elbrige Allgood
Mandolin solo, Harry Wigginton.
The three poems that won places were read by James Tomlinson, Clark Coursey and Harry Wigginton.
The National Council Chief's letter and Moody O'Willis' letter was ready by Clark Coursey and W. Thomlinson.
Closing address, W. D. Hating

The heavy rain of the 13th was the cause of not so large an attendance, but a good time was had by those present.  Roy E. DeMent of Paris, a supreme Lone Scout, was present and William D. Hating of Houston were the only out of county scouts.  A large number of scouts attended form here.  There were 17 in all.  A boat was given to us for our use by Mr. Berry, in charge of the lake.  There were four kodaks in the camp, so when the sun peeped out after the rain everybody grabbed them and there were many good pictures made.  Also the boating over the large lake was wonderful. Our camp was situated east of the dam on top of a little knoll where trees and large rocks made a picturesque background.  We were given permission to use the Boy Scout camp house by the Chamber of Commerce and we surely offer out thanks to everyone who helped to make our encampment a success.

We returned home Wednesday evening and with thoughts of having another conference in some west Texas city in 1928.

August 28, 1927

The information above was taken from The Cisco Star Record, May 19, 1927, and other newspaper stories as found in a scrapbook of Clark Coursey, titled "Lone Scout Scrap Book," now property of the Brown County Museum of History. We want to thank Pat Coursey, son of Clark Coursey, for providing us the photo of Lake Cisco for this page.  They came from Clark Coursey's photo ablum.

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